Tag Archive: bra fit


Happy Thursday Swimwear and Lingerie buddies.

It’s hot.

Super hot.

Stinking hot and I’m whiney.

I said hot and whiney... NOT hot and grouchy... sheesh, listen people

I said hot and whiney… NOT hot and grouchy… sheesh, listen people

I have a head cold still.

I feel like a ginormous bag of poo.

I feel like a ginormous bag of poo.

I’m as glazed as a donut.

I don't even want a donut.. that's how peeved I am... I couldn't even taste it if one magically jumped in my mouth.

I don’t even want a donut.. that’s how peeved I am… I couldn’t even taste it if one magically jumped in my mouth.

Sigh…

Let’s just go for a picture walk of bra fit issues, okay? We’ll look at the lovely images that Victoria’s Secret has to offer…

See how the bra is riding on the full part of her breast in the left hand picture? Not good.

See how the bra is riding on the full part of her breast in the left hand picture? Not good.

If the underwire is sitting on your breast tissue and not in that handy little crease between your boobs and your ribcage… it’s not well fit.

See how the center gore of the bra is levitating an inch or so away from her chest? Not good.

See how the center gore of the bra is levitating an inch or so away from her chest? Not good.

You may also note that her boobs are spilling out and around the confines of the cup liked squished pudding. Pretty from afar, but far from pretty.

Okay, I'm not really sure if this is a fitting fail or a photoshop fail... I'm gonna go with both. Either way, it's not good.

Okay, I’m not really sure if this is a fitting fail or a photoshop fail… I’m gonna go with both. Either way, it’s not good.

Same issue as above… actually on looking at the images available online, representative of the advertising… it would appear that they think that this is how a bra should fit.

They would be very wrong.

This might be the million dollar bra... but OUCH! Side, front and under spillage, not to mention a serious case of cup pinch... her boobies, I feel really bad for them.

This might be the million dollar bra… but OUCH! Side, front and under spillage, not to mention a serious case of cup pinch… her boobies, I feel really bad for them.

So what have we learned today?

Bra fit can make even a super model type of person look bad. If you want to impress a Victoria’s Secret Fitter or model apparently all you have to do to fit in is wear a bra that is at least 2 sizes too small and pout.

I’d rather rock the confidence of a well fit and supportive bra and be able to remove it without having permanent etchings and pinch marks.

Cheers,

Maggie

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Happy “Almost Friday” Swimwear and Lingerie friends!

Today’s Fitting Tip Thursday topic is both educational and fun. We’re going to look at what should happen when you’re being fit for a bra and how you can hook up to get the most out of the experience.

Bra fitting advice, learn the basics now so you can ask for the trickier questions when you're one on one.

Bra fitting advice, learn the basics now so you can ask for the trickier questions when you’re one on one.

When the bra fitting specialist is advising you of your size and making recommendations as to which styles and brands might lift and separate your lovelies the best, listen really carefully.

Bra fit issues detailed nicely, recognize yourself in any of these issues?

Bra fit issues, recognize yourself in any of these issues?

After all, you won’t have them there everytime you go shopping and you’ll want to take advantage of what they have to offer and glean as much as you can from their knowledge and experience.

She's right there, don't be shy... Go for it, talk to her, ask your big questions!

She’s right there, don’t be shy… Go for it, talk to her, ask your big questions!

A good start, is just to ask as many questions as you can about how a bra should fit when sized properly, how to identify fit problems and also how to fix them.

Good to know stuff to help you start up your conversation.

Good to know stuff to help you start up your conversation.

When it comes time to try on some of the bras, you can have some fun showing off your own knowledge of the process with this handy tip.

Which hook you choose depends entirely on how well the bra is fitting that day.

Which hook you choose depends entirely on how well the bra is fitting that day.

Simply state that you know a bra should fit on it’s loosest hook setting when it is brand new because then you can continue to tighten it up as the elastic naturally gives and extends through everyday wear and tear.

It will also allow you to adjust your fit to accommodate the natural weight changes that occur through the month.

Say it loud and say it proud Sistah! This message brought to you by Panache :)

Say it loud and say it proud Sistah! This message brought to you by Panache 🙂

But never buy a bra that only fits on the tightest hook setting, because it will only get bigger with subsequent wear and washing. You really won’t get your money’s worth out of it!

Comfort is the number one reason to buy a bra. Don't buy one hoping that it will eventually fit well, after all , no one wants to break in a bra for three months hoping for better fit only to find that it is never going to meet your needs.

Comfort is the number one reason to buy a bra. Don’t buy one hoping that it will eventually fit well, after all , no one wants to break in a bra for three months hoping for better fit only to find that it is never going to meet your needs.

Isn’t it fun being a smarty pants? See? Both educational and fun!

That's not a happy a face at all... whuz wrong?

That’s not a happy a face at all… whuz wrong?

What? Why the consternation?

oh dear.... not the payoff you were hoping for?

oh dear….not the payoff you were hoping for?

What do you mean the title was misleading? You thought I was going to teach you how to…what???? Hooking up made you think of that?

I'm shocked I tell you... shocked! Not really what the blog is all about... but whatever... :)

I’m shocked I tell you… shocked! Not really what the blog is all about… but whatever… 🙂

OMG- that’s not really what I was going for at all… Hook up… huh, who knew? Sheesh this new vernacular is very confusing isn’t it?

Cheers,

Maggie

Snerk!

Snerk!

Garden Lingerie

Garden Lingerie

Hello Swimwear and Lingerie Friends!

I have been slowly but surely trying my best to educate my dear friends and family on proper fit for bras and lingerie for the past few years. The biggest battle I have, apart from the usual barrier of modesty and complete reluctance to discuss underwear and bras, has been that they truly have NO CLUE how a bra should fit!

Most people were improperly fit the first time they put a bra on. Not to mention that watching all the Victoria’s Secret Models wearing bras that are at least a few sizes too small has really made my mission to properly fit women, an uphill battle! GRRRR.

Heidi-Klum-

Heidi-Klum-

{Shakes fist at all the supermodels getting rich off the common woman’s pain and discomfort! I’m looking at you Heidi Klum}

For today’s Fitting Tip Thursday, I will be letting the expert ladies at Bravissimo tell us how a bra should fit.

I think the myth busting that these fitting videos undertake should be essential viewing for all women. After all, we spend at least 16 hours a day wearing these things, we should be comfortable and know what to look for right?

Now that you know… go forth and spread the word! Don’t let your Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Grandmothers, Great Grandmothers, Neighbors and that annoying Chickie knocking on your door to sell you duct cleaning at dinner time struggle through life in uncomfortable and detrimental to your health and posture underclothes!

Cheers,

Maggie